With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hairdstyles he pioneered in the ’60s and his “wash and wear” philosophy that liberated generations of women from the tyranny of the salon, Vidal Sassoon revolutionized the art of hairdressing. This fun, fast-paced documentary traces with visual gusto the life of a self-made man whose passion and perseverance took him from a Jewish orphanage in London to the absolute pinnacle of his craft. —Tribeca Film Festival
This technically good but overly reverential documentary about fashion icon, Vidal Sassoon, suffers greatly from an overwhelming sense that what's being presented is a vanity project rather than a truly honest retelling of his life. Far too glossy for its own good, for every little piece of reality - the talk of his daughter's death - there is something to snap the viewer back to questioning who is behind this film.